Archive for April, 2006
Jason Kottke points to Jim Emerson’s “102 movies you must watch before…” list. It’s not a “Best of”-list, but a list of movies that… …you just kind of figure everybody ought to have seen in order to have any sort of informed discussion about movies. They’re the common cultural currency of our time, the basic [...]
BBC will redesign their site, bbc.co.uk, to focus on three concepts: Share, find and play. The site should be bulit up around usergenerated content like blogs and videos, hoping to become the public service version of MySpace.com. BBC also plan to their entire programme catalogue online. Ashley Highfield, BBC director of new media and technology [...]
From Wikipedia: Reuben Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was a cofounder and first president of the National Cartoonists Society. He is one of the most famous cartoonists in history. He earned lasting fame for his “Rube Goldberg machines” – devices that are exceedingly complex and perform very simple tasks in a [...]
Updated the “Buy a bigger display” article.
Kevin Lim has a cool video on his site, showing an Intel Mac running Mac OS X, Windows XP and Linux. And using Virtue Destops to switch between OSes. Übercool!
Dunechaser does it again. This time he has made a set of co-called minifigs with “Geek Luminaries”. The above is of course Steve Jobs with a first generation iPod (BTW, this demonstrates the beauty of the iPod design: What other gadget could be immediately recognized as itself with just one simple piece of Lego…?) See [...]
Put on your criminal face, download a template, and upload your face to the Mugshot Project.
If you haven’t seen it already, have a look at Gatorade’s “Winning formula” ad at Google video. What was the hardest part of doing this? Nicky: Everything. People don’t realize how much work went into this. We had to recreate the uniforms to put on our body doubles. We had to bring in a new [...]
Norwegian amusement park Tusenfryd opens their new attraction this weekend; the “Speed monster”. It’s 690 meters, the whole ride takes 69 seconds, it has 6000 hp, does 0 to 90 km/h in 2.2 seconds, you get 4 Gs at the most, upside/down 4 times, 1 loop and 7 times weightless. There’s a video at Norwegian [...]
I visited Kyoto, Japan lately. We walked the “The Philosopher’s Trail” in Kyoto, a walk next to the river in Kyoto, with lovely Sakura hanging over you. . A bit down the trail we found these rocks dressed with pieces of cotton: . So my daughter (for whom I have read the six Harry Potter [...]
The Japanese sign for “Sakura” (meaning cherry blossoms) looks like this: It shows a woman (the sign to the lover right), wearing a hair ornament next to a tree… Go to Japan in April. Visit cities like Kyoto, Nara and Himeji. You’ll see beautiful trees with white and pink flowers.
After posting about Thomas Hawk’s experiences in Fremont, I made a Flickr group called Photography is legal. Please join! This post is a collection of photographers rights in different countries. Use the comments to add links to laws in your country, or use the contact form to e-mail me. USA Bert P. Krages has posted [...]
This is so insane that I propably will do it just for the fun of it. Join me?
Watch this mindboggling video showing experiments with new ways to control computers. Some say that Apple have patented some of these things. Can anyone confirm this? (if you read this in a feed reader, you won’t see the embedded Google video. Click through to my page to see it) Or head over to the projects [...]
He asks me if I *really* want him to call the police. Again, I answer nicely, yes. At this point he goes back inside. I go around to shoot the other side of the building and his boss comes out and he’s pissed. You’re not allowed to photograph this building he says. “Says who,” I [...]